We are delighted to announce that Bovey Castle, in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, has been awarded 5 Red Stars by the AA and 3 AA Rosettes for its culinary excellence.
History, glamour, excitement and adventure - Bovey Castle is truly a luxurious, 5 Red Star, award winning hotel set in beautiful countryside surroundings. A place where you can live out your dreams then put your feet up.
In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, the Castle overlooks the beautiful Edwardian gardens and meandering championship golf course set in the valley of the River Bovey.
Enjoy the luxuriously appointed décor, outstanding service and attention to detail.
Where else can you wear your Hunter wellies at 8am, golf spikes at 3pm and Manolo Blahniks for dinner? But while we offer our guests luxury and indulgence, this is not a stuffy hotel where you can’t sit on the furniture or let your kids enjoy themselves.
Our bedrooms have been designed with you in mind and offer comfort and luxury to meet your high standards. The leaded panes, lofted ceilings contrasted with modern day flat screen televisions with high speed wireless internet connections, games and movies.
Relax in the newly refurbished ESPA Spa or take a dip in the indoor pool with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.
Set within the beautiful grounds are 22 three-storey country lodges. Each lodge has three en-suite bathrooms and almost all are laid out over three floors and able to sleep eight people.
Each property is built from local granite and vaulted with English oak, all echoing the enduring character of Devon’s moorlands.
Situated amongst woodland, bordered by lakes and perfected lawns the lodge provides guests with their own private sanctuary.
Guests can enjoy the hotel facilities and housekeeping services are still available, allowing you to enjoy benefits of Bovey castle as well as desired independence.
Imagine the best pubs in the land. You’ll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, a welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith’s Brasserie is that, but better.
Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith’s is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a family lunch after a day out on the resort. You can spend some ‘me time’ curled up with a good book and hot chocolate in front of the fire pit or some ‘we time’ catching up over cocktails.
We don’t stand on ceremony here and we don’t want you to either so just chill out and prepare to do some serious relaxing in stylish surrounding.
The 3 AA Rosette Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special. We’re not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet up scale and classy. We call it ‘exclusive dining’ actually, purely because it’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the South West.
Our roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant’s Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the first bite is with the eye, so from the very start you are in for a treat as beautifully presented dishes, using locally sourced ingredients, are placed at your fingertips.
The ambience lends itself well to dapper tailoring and a fancy frock so feel free to glam up and feel special for an evening of splendid food and wine.
‘Off Road Experience’ At Bovey Castle
Come and try the ‘Off Road Experience at Bovey Castle’, set within the 275 acre Bovey Castle estate on Dartmoor National Park. This exhilarating activity offers the opportunity to drive one of our fleet of Land Rovers around the newly-created timber extraction tracks in the outer-estates woodlands. Travel up to the Moor Field for an edge-of-your-seat challenge, with the off road track providing views over the golf course, across the valley and beyond to the untamed Dartmoor countryside. Alternatively get your tyres muddy and drive your own four-wheel drive around our track with one of our instructors.